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  • Iraqi Christians displaced by Sunni militants seek to flee abroad

    Word that their hometown may soon be "liberated" has done little to buoy the spirits of the displaced residents of Bartella, a largely Christian town in northern Iraq of 20,000 overrun last month by Islamist militants. There is no sense of heady...
  • South Korea fires warning shots at North's patrol boat

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the divided peninsula, the South's military said. Such incidents are not unheard of along the tense sea...
  • Leader of Russia-annexed Crimea backs Scottish 'yes' vote

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The recently-installed leader of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, on Thursday supported the Scottish independence vote and accused the West of double standards in its dealing...
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

    Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a...
  • Venezuela's Maduro accuses media of 'psychological warfare' amid illness reports

    BOGOTA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened legal action against the local and international media Thursday, saying the media are engaged in "psychological warfare" to discredit the health system and sew panic in the South American nation. In a...
  • Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday was poised to approve President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants. A successful Senate vote on the measure, which passed the House of Representatives on...
  • READER SUBMITTED: "The Occult And Demonology In The Civil War"

    The Cromwell Belden Public Library will present a program entitled "The Occult and Demonology in the Civil War" featuring Civil War scholar Matthew Bartlett, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Because of the subject matter, the presenter has suggested that...
  • Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels. While Florida Senator Marco Rubio voted...
  • Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

    WASHINGTON Moving quickly on the heels of the House of Representatives, the Senate grudgingly approved a measure Thursday that gives President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State and provides funding to...
  • U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant...
  • Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that strong bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress for the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants. Obama...